National telehealth firm American Well announced this week that has signed an agreement to acquire Aligned Telehealth, which specializes in behavioral telehealth and telepsychiatry services to hospital and health plans. The deal pairs Aligned’s ability to access a network of clinical experts with American Well’s digital care delivery platform.
American Well provides telehealth solutions for more than 160 health systems comprised of 2,000 hospitals and 55 health plan partners with over 36,000 employers. Aligned provides services to hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient clinics and correctional programs, as well as customized programs for accountable care organizations and health plans.
“By adding the Aligned clinical network and expertise, American Well can further expand and enhance our virtual behavioral health programs, an exciting and important endeavor that will positively impact patients, their families, and the treatment teams providing their care, while advancing clinical outcomes and reducing overall costs,” American Well chairman and CEO Ido Schoenberg, MD, said in a news release.